The Pioneer Museum of Alabama was a-buzz with excitement Tuesday as a large group of youngsters from the Boys and Girls Club of East Central Alabama came to learn and better understand how life use to be. Barbara Tatom, museum director, said when young people visit the Pioneer Museum that is validation of founder Curren […]
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As usual, the City of Brundidge will get the 2022 Fourth of July celebration off to an early start and with a SummerFest BANG! The Brundidge Business Association’s Independence Day Celebration and SummerFest will get underway with the Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday and conclude with the city’s Inaugural Fireworks Show at nightfall […]
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The Troy Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 18-year old Emma Grace Knox. Knox was last seen Saturday, June 18, at around 11 a.m. leaving her residence. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, gray shorts and black shoes. Knox is a 5-foot-3-inch, 175-pound female. Knox is living with a condition […]
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The City of Troy’s Environmental Services Department will conduct a Special Clean-Up Month in Council District 2 in July, according to a release from the City of Troy. In July, residents of single-family dwellings within District 2 will be given the opportunity to dispose of furniture, appliances, junk auto and other trash without being assessed […]
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Enterprise native Katie (Boyd) Britt is officially the Republican nominee for the United States Senate, defeating Mo Brooks in the Republican runoff election on June 21. Britt won the race handedly, earning 63 percent of the vote with 252,881 total votes compared to Brooks’ 148,425 votes for 37 percent of the vote, according to the […]
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The Knox Ryals Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Bass House in downtown Brundidge will be alive with music throughout the 2022 Independence Day SummerFest on Saturday. But before the music begins, the queens, who represent communities throughout the Wiregrass Region, will take center stage to be introduced and welcomed to Brundidge. A stellar […]
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In 1906, The Messenger had a big thirty-two page illustrated edition, showing many of the prominent public buildings, churches, schools, business houses and citizens of our city. “To be a just judge is one of the most difficult problems of the law and is one of the most trying ordeals that honest and proficient officials […]
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Word around Brundidge is that the candidates in the Brundidge Business Association’s Kiss a Pig Contest are stuffing ballot boxes. But, not their own boxes, but those of the other candidates. And, the world around town is also that the hog “ain’t too happy” at the possibilities. But come 6 p.m. on Saturday night, the […]
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Linda Hinton Linda Hinton, age 73, a resident of Goshen, died Monday, June 20, 2022 at Jackson Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11 am from the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Bryan McLendon officiating. Interment will follow in Little Oak Cemetery in Goshen […]
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The Troy Trojans soccer team announced its 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday featuring incoming freshmen from across the country. Troy’s soccer signees hail from Maryland, California and Puerto Rico. Jordan Schaetzly comes to Troy from Annapolis, MD and Nittany Vega is a San Juan, Puerto Rico native, while midfielders Halee Bradbury and Abria Smith are […]
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Former Enterprise High School baseball star Parker Sessions announced on Monday his intention to transfer to Troy University to continue his college baseball career. Sessions played his high school baseball career at Enterprise, where he earned 2021 ASWA Second-Team All-State honors from his shortstop position along with making the Dothan Eagle Super 12 list and […]
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On June 21, Kimber Manufacturing held its long awaited ribbon cutting for its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Troy. Back in 2016, Kimber Manufacturing announced that it was moving its manufacturing plant out of the State of New York and looking for a new home. In 2018, the City of Troy and State of […]
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At the June 21 Troy City Schools Board of Education meeting, the school system unanimously approved the adoption of a new dress code policy. The new dress code policy will replace the existing uniform policy that Troy City Schools has adhered to for the past 13 years. “What we did was send out a survey […]
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ARRESTS: June 17 Christopher Michael Genovesi, 42, was charged with domestic disturbance and three counts of third-degree domestic violence. Monique Shanta Swanson, 24, was charged with contempt of court. Damarcus Ledarium Maddox, 25, was charged on a capias warrant. Demetrius Darnell Tucker, 47, was charged with methamphetamine possession and contempt of court. Bradley Thomas Rice, […]
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Brownie Scout Cayleigh Howard with Troop #9815 in Troy was recognized at the annual Cookie Sale Banquet with a Girl Scout Achievement Award and honored as a Top Ten Cookie Seller 2022. The award was presented to Cayleigh by Karlyn Edmonds, Chief Executive Officer GSSA, along with congratulations for her outstanding salesmanship and commitment to […]
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The weatherman dialed up a hot, sunny day for Kids’ Fishing Day at Clay Hill Farms on Saturday. But, that didn’t keep the kids from coming or the fish for biting. “Had it not been for the extremely hot weather, we probably would have had a lot more kids but we had a great group […]
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The Fourth of July celebration comes early in Brundidge each year. The Brundidge Business Association hosts a birthday celebration for America the last Saturday in June each year and the tradition continues, said Brian McDaniels, BBA president. “We have a great day planned with something for everyone,” he said. “The Independence Day SummerFest will get […]
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The Troy Ozone Rookie All Stars will be heading to Russellville starting June 23 to compete in the Alabama Dixie Youth Ozone Rookie State Tournament. Games will carry on through the conclusion of the state tournament on June 27. Troy will be battling teams from all over the state in the tournament. Troy’s Ozone Rookie […]
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Last week, Troy City Schools announced the hiring of new head varsity softball coach Allie (Park) Singleton. Singleton is a Troy native that was a star softball player at Charles Henderson who earned Dothan Eagle Super 12 honors, first-team all-state and was the Lady Trojans’ Best Defensive Player her senior year. Following high school, Singleton […]
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Troy Trojans softball players Cnadela Figueroa and Leanna Johnson will be offering a softball skills clinic on June 25 in Brantley. Johnson and Figueroa are starters for the Trojans and Johnson is one of the top pitchers in the entire country. Johnson, a Brantley native, has earned All-Sun Belt first-team honors each of her seasons […]
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Troy Parks and Recreation will be welcoming in youth baseball teams from all over the state in July and are looking for families or individuals to serve as “Host Families” for those teams. The 2022 Dixie Youth AAA State Baseball Tournament and the A 6-U Baseball Tournament will be taking place at the Troy Sportsplex […]
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The Troy Trojans volleyball team is bringing in six incoming freshmen in the Class of 2022 signing class ahead of next fall. Among the incoming freshmen, are players from Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Texas and Wisconsin with a number of the players not only earning individual honors but boasting state championship rings, as well. Ella Broadhead […]
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According to a release from the Alabama Lew Enforcement Agency (ALEA), a single-vehicle crash near Banks struck a pedestrian, taking the life of a Troy man on Sunday morning. The crash occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on June 19 when an unknown vehicle struck and fatally injured Brennon O’Neal Green, 33 of Troy, in the […]
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Jim Jackson of Luverne cares desperately about saving and preserving old buildings. Around 1980, Jackson realized that the number of farms in and around Pike County was decreasing as farming was moving more in the direction of poultry and pines. As Jackson of Petrey Wholesale traveled around the area, he realized that weather and time […]
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Daddy’s heart stopped beating on Father’s Day 1983. So, for me “Happy Father’s Day” is an oxymoron. Losing a parent leaves a void in your life that can never be filled. But memories have a way of sifting down into that hole and keeping it from being quite so deep and so dark. Around Father’s […]
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Jimmy King and Braden Prestwood took first place in the 14th Annual Douglas Botts Memorial Tournament at Brundidge County Club on Friday. The tournament is sponsored by the Brundidge Rotary Club in honor and remembrance of Douglas Botts, a club past-president and a longtime secretary/treasurer. Botts was also a player and lover of the game […]
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When the Pike County Commission voted on Monday night to provide funding to the City of Brundidge Mims Creek restoration project in the amount of $20,592.25, there was joy on Johnson Street. Maxine Dubose, a resident of the area of the city that has been plagued by the creek situation for nearly 12 years, was […]
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On Tuesday morning, Chapter 420 of WoodmenLIfe in Troy presented a flag of the United State of America to the Pike County Shriners Club at the Pike County Fairgrounds. In representing Chapter 420, Kim May said it was an honor to have the opportunity to present an American flag to the local Shriners Club. “WoodmenLife […]
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Clifford Matthews Mr. Clifford Matthews of Jack, Alabama, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at Enterprise Health and Rehab in Enterprise, Alabama. He was 87 years old. Service for Mr. Clifford Matthews will be Monday, June, 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from noon until service time. […]
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The Troy Trojans will be getting some help on special teams as LSU long snapper Quentin Skinner announced on Friday that he would be transferring to Troy. In his three seasons with the Tigers, Skinner played in 23 games including starting all 10 games in 2020 and 12-of-13 of games in 2021 as the team’s […]
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released on Friday the preliminary seasonal adjusted unemployment rates for Alabama, which have now hit a record-low 2.7 percent statewide. The unemployment rate is down from April’s 2.8 percent and down much further from last May’s 3.6 percent. “Once more, we are seeing the resiliency of Alabama’s workforce,” Ivey said. “Yet […]
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Troy’s returning leader at linebacker, Carlton Martial was named to the Phil Steele Magazine Preseason All-American team this week. Phil Steele Magazine released its preseason All-American list and among the linebackers, Martial was named Phil Steele fourth-team All-American alongside Oregon State’s Omar Speights, Auburn’s Owen Pappoe and North Texas’ KD Davis. Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr., […]
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Pike Liberal Arts School’s new football coach Travis Baxley has hit the ground running as he takes over the program, and he discussed his goals for the Patriots and his reasons for returning to Troy with The Messenger on Thursday. Baxley has actually lived in Troy with his family since 2016 when he became an […]
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The third printing of the cookbook with favorite recipes from the membership of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and friends of Mt. Moriah is now available. The cookbook is a church-wide project. “Cherished Recipes” is a cookbook and more, said Mary Mitchell, church member. “In addition to great recipes, ‘Cherished Recipes’ also includes cooking hints and […]
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A Summer Art Explosion has occurred on East Walnut Troy Street in downtown Troy. The Explosion was felt at Art by the Track where young artists were at work and also at The Studio where the youngsters were experiencing the wonder of movement. On Thursday, the students in the art classes, led by Day Barnes, […]
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The Brundidge Business Association Annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration has long been a big Brundidge event. This year, it will be bigger and better than ever said BBA President Brian McDaniels. “It’s a Summer Fest.” The celebration of America’s Independence will be an early morning until after dusk event on Saturday, June 25. “Summer […]
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This week Athlon Sports released its preseason All-Sun Belt team and a number of Troy Trojans landed on the list. On the first-team, offensive lineman Austin Stidham was joined by defensive linemen Will Choloh and Javon Solomon and linebacker Carlton Martial. In 2021, Stidham was a first-team All-Sun Belt lineman and earned a 77.1 pass […]
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that Alabama Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling will retire at the end of June. Ridling’s retirement comes after nearly 14 years serving in the role as Alabama’s longest serving insurance commissioner and the longest serving appointed commissioner in the country. “As Alabama’s longest serving insurance commissioner, Jim […]
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The Troy men’s and women’s tennis teams closed out their recruiting classes recently with some big international signings. The men’s team wrapped up its signing class, finishing with the No. 5 class in the nation amongst mid-major schools and No. 38 class overall. Troy landed a pair of Spaniards in Yeray Andres Pastor and Mario […]
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A groundbreaking for the new Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins State Veterans Home is scheduled for Friday, June 17, in Enterprise. In 2020, the Alabama Board of Veterans Affairs announced that a new veterans home in the state would be built in Enterprise. The new veterans home will service Coffee, Dale, Barbour, Butler, Covington, […]
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The talk around town is now about the first-public opportunity to visit The Pond, the private retreat of the Jim Jackson family in Petrey on Thursday June 16. A Picnic at the Pond is an event of the Crenshaw and Pike County chapters of Alabama TREASURE Forest Associations and will include a forest tour and […]
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Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day is traditionally held on Father’s Day Weekend and at Clay Hill Farms in Pronto. So, fathers circle Saturday, June 18 and take your kid fishing. The fishing is free for kids ages 5 to 18 who are accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Pike County Conservation Enforcement Officer […]
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As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks; each sack had seven cats; each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks and wives. How many were going to St. Ives? I don’t know how many were going to St. Ives but I do know […]
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Troy Bank and Trust responded to a request from the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge with a generous monetary donation. Jimmy Ramage, TB&T Brundidge, presented a check in the amount of $250 to Garneshia Lampley, library children and teen services. Lampley expressed appreciation to TB&T for the generous donation in support of the library’s […]
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Pike County High School has hired former Dothan and Northview basketball coach Janasky Fleming to lead the Bulldog boys’ basketball team. Fleming has served as the head boys’ basketball coach for Dothan High School the past three seasons, going 36-39 during that time. Fleming also served as Northview’s head boys basketball coach from 2009 until […]
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Charles Henderson softball player McKenzie Cain and Pike Liberal Arts baseball player Drew Nelson have been selected as The Messenger/Troy Bank and Trust Spring Athletes of the Year. Both Nelson and Cain led their respective teams to successful 2022 seasons with the Pike Patriots earning their fourth straight AISA State Championship, while the Lady Trojans […]
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The Charles Henderson Trojans headed across the street on Thursday to compete in Troy University’s 7-on-7 High School Tournament. A total of 40 high school teams from all across the state, as well as teams from Florida and Georgia, competed in the tournament. Teams from schools like Thompson, Auburn, R.E. Lee, Jeff Davis, Luverne, Lowndes […]
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Each spring, the he Pioneer Museum of Alabama is host to the Sacred Harp Singing. And each spring, Stanley Smith of Ozark is among those who lead and sing the shape notes that are Sacred Harp. Barbara Tatom, museum director, said congratulations were due Smith this year as he was awarded the Alabama State Council […]
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Tonight, the sun will set on downtown Troy’s first ever Food Truck & Musical Festival. The free music fest is sponsored and hosted by the City of Troy and the Troy Arts Council. Leigh Anne Windham, City of Troy special projects and community relations, said everyone who enjoys amazing live music, good food and the […]
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Charles Henderson softball football player Zion Grady has already received a number of scholarship offers, which now includes offers from his hometown Troy Trojans and the SEC’s Auburn Tigers. Summer camp season is in full swing for high school football prospects and Grady is just a sophomore, but the 6-foot-4-inch, 230-pound defensive end is clearly […]
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